FlyerTalk Announced Their 2020 Awards

FlyerTalk which is popular frequent flyer community, recently announced the winners of the 2020 FlyerTalk Awards. Now in their ninth year, these annual awards honor the best affinity programs in the airline, hotel and car rental industries, as voted by their community.

Winners are usually announced each spring, but FlyerTalk delayed announcing the 2020 winners as originally planned in March 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic took hold around the world.

“As it has become clear that the travel industry will remain disrupted for the foreseeable future, we decided to announce the winners of the 2020 FlyerTalk Awards at this late date to officially commemorate the industry’s very best efforts in pre-COVID times,” said Paul O’Brien, producer of the FlyerTalk Awards. “We look to next year’s 2021 FlyerTalk Awards with great interest, as the results will reflect how the world’s biggest airline, hotel, and car rental brands have responded to the immense challenges of the coronavirus pandemic – as determined by the most frequent travelers in the world.”

FlyerTalk is a community of nearly three-quarters of a million business and leisure travelers dedicated to finding and sharing elite-level knowledge of air, hotel and car rental programs. FlyerTalkers cast ballots to determine the community’s favorite travel affinity programs in early 2020.

More than 140 programs worldwide vied for Best Program, signifying the finest combination of value, ease-of-redemption and customer service. FlyerTalk is presenting nine of these awards across three geographical regions.

Spoiler Alert, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan took the top airline award for North America, BA’s Executive Club won for Europe and Qatar Airways Privilege Club took the top spot in Middle East/Asia/Oceania. Hilton Honors swept the best hotel rewards program in all three regions, while Hertz won for best car rental in North America and Europe, while Avis took the award for Middle East/Asia/Oceania

Following a weeks-long nominations process in the FlyerTalk forums, a single benefit was chosen to represent each program. FlyerTalk also presented awards to the nine programs with the Outstanding Benefit of the past year.

Full official results of the 2020 FlyerTalk Awards and more information on the voting process can be found at